Archive of November 18, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 18, 2020

City repeals law limiting pro-life outreach at Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic

Nov 18, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- A law that curtailed pro-life outreach at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi has been repealed by the city of Jackson, leading to the dismissal of a legal challenge against the ordinance.

Virtual photo exhibit seeks to tell diverse Catholics' stories

Nov 18, 2020 - 06:31 pm .- The U.S. bishops on Tuesday praised a virtual exhibit created by the Diocese of Green Bay, which features portraits of racially diverse Catholics from the diocese and testimonies about their experiences.  

Christian leaders challenge mandatory church closures during England’s second lockdown 

Nov 18, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- A group of Christian leaders is challenging orders to shut down churches in England and Wales, saying the move violates religious freedom protections and has not been shown to be necessary to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Treat churches like businesses during lockdowns, Americans say

Nov 18, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- As some states and cities reinstate restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a survey has found that Americans believe places of worship should not be subject to harsher regulations than are businesses.

Two churches in Washington state burn in apparent arson attacks

Nov 18, 2020 - 03:40 pm .- Two church buildings— one Baptist, one Catholic— were damaged by fires in apparent arson attacks Sunday morning in Brewster, a town in central Washington.

Fatima shrine increases charitable outreach even as donations fall by half

Nov 18, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- In 2020, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal has lost scores of pilgrims, and with them, large amounts of revenue, amid coronavirus travel restrictions which have kept foreigners away.

New book highlights St. John Paul II’s influence amid Cold War

Nov 18, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A new book on St. John Paul II examines the relationship of the Polish pope with Central and Eastern European countries during the Cold War.

After another major hurricane, Central America needs 'a helping hand'

Nov 18, 2020 - 12:33 pm .- With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare for even more destruction and have appealed for donations and support from around the world.

Catholic bishop urges UK officials to protect prisoners from coronavirus

Nov 18, 2020 - 11:10 am .- As Covid-19 cases have been on the rise among the incarcerated, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton has called on the British government to reinstate an early release program to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Catholic bishops push back on Massachusetts abortion expansion

Nov 18, 2020 - 09:54 am .- Massachusetts bishops on Tuesday continued their push against proposed amendments expanding abortion in the state.

Cardinal Becciu seeks damages over 'groundless' Italian media reports

Nov 18, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday he is taking legal action against an Italian media outlet for publishing “unfounded accusations” against him.

Catholic Church in Belgium sees year-on-year rise in Mass attendance

Nov 18, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Catholic Church in Belgium reported Wednesday a rise in Mass attendance in 2019 compared to the previous year. 

Cyber security expert urges Vatican to strengthen internet defenses

Nov 18, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A cyber security expert has urged the Vatican to take immediate action to strengthen its defenses against hackers.

Pope Francis: Mary teaches us to pray with a heart open to God’s will

Nov 18, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis pointed to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a model of prayer that transforms restlessness into openness to God’s will in his livestreamed message for the Wednesday general audience.

Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

Nov 18, 2020 - 03:07 am .- The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher and president, as well as pastor of two parishes, into his new position.

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